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Upholstery biz expands into Somerton

J&J Seat Cover Co. Inc. specializes in upholstery, and company president Ed Sacco said there’s great potential in the industry.

Pets of the Week: August 7, 2013

Percy and Jackson are twice as nice

Northeast Celebration is Aug. 24 in Castor Gardens

Jared Solomon looked around Max Myers Playground last Wednesday night and saw dozens of young people playing basketball, volleyball and soccer and using the play equipment.

Coalition Against Hunger visits Rhawnhurst NORC

Three representatives from the Coalition Against Hunger on July 25 told members of the Rhawnhurst Naturally Occurring Retirement Community about ways needy people can obtain food assistance.

City controller candidate speaks at Holmesburg Rec

Terry Tracy, the Republican candidate for city controller, plans to focus on public schools, municipal pensions, economic growth and government accountability if he is elected on Nov. 5.

Frankford park to undergo extensive improvements

There are big plans for a little Frankford park.

Around town: August 7, 2013

School supplies needed

A touch of the shore in Philadelphia

 Eakins Oval has a surface area painted into a beach, blanket and boardwalk theme. There are two large sandboxes, four spray-misters and live music, chess, checkers, ping-pong, volleyball, bocce and miniature golf. And it's free.

City tax revenues rose $200 million

City tax revenues rose $200 million during the fiscal year that just ended, the city controller said Monday.

Corbett campaigns in the Far Northeast

Gov. Tom Corbett was in the Far Northeast last week to rally supporters in anticipation of his re-election bid.